Disaster Response

Red Cross Experience Provides Inspiration for Volunteer to Become Frontline Wildfire Firefighter

October 5, 2021

Story by Patricia Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Soot grinds into eyes. Heat sears through three layers of clothing. The raging fire roars into ears. Fighting the 220,000-acre Caldor fire in […]

A Year Later, Historic 2020 Fires Recall Memories of Love and Loss

September 7, 2021

Story by Harriet Vanderbilt / Red Cross Cascades Region One year ago, on Sept. 7, 2020, Mother Nature unleashed a catastrophic series of events upon thousands of Oregonians.   First, there […]

Bootleg Fire Showcases Importance of Collaboration During Disaster Response

August 11, 2021

If you walk into the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team headquarters for Zone 1 of the Bootleg Wildfire you will find yourself in a sea of green pants […]

Klamath Tribes Delivers Key Community Support During Devastating Bootleg Wildfire

July 27, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Just three days into the massive Bootleg fire raging in Oregon, the Red Cross opened an evacuation shelter at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. […]

Red Cross Volunteer Supports Wildfire Response as own Home is Threatened

July 22, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Hank Nowak of Joliet, Montana (about 30 miles outside Billings), flew to Medford, Oregon on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 to serve as a Red Cross shelter […]

The Importance of an Emergency Kit

July 20, 2021

Story by Denise Holley / Red Cross Cascades Region How much warning will you get if you need to evacuate from a wildfire? Wildfires move quickly and unpredictably, meaning your […]

‘Leave now or you’ll die,’ How the Red Cross is Supporting those Impacted by the Bootleg Fire

July 16, 2021

Story by Darrell Fuller/Red Cross Cascades Region Tim McCarley is a retired sheriff’s deputy from Reno. He, and his bride Dee, moved to Oregon along with her adult son, David, to build their dream retirement home in the […]

Historic multi-day heatwave, pushes Cascades Region volunteers to adapt to yet another disaster like no other

June 30, 2021

Story by Sarah Cagann/Red Cross Cascades Region We saw the forecasts and read the headlines; a dangerous multi-day, triple-digit heatwave was coming to the Cascades Region. Yet it was still […]

Celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the American Red Cross

May 20, 2021

Red Cross Cascades Region 140 years ago, as of this Friday, May 21st, 2021, Clara Barton set out to alleviate human suffering in the world and The American Red Cross […]

One Company’s Creative Solution to Fundraising During Oregon Wildfires

March 12, 2021

Story by Julia Green / Red Cross Cascades Region The 2020 fire season was one of the most destructive fire seasons in the state of Oregon’s history. In a matter […]